With an overall population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814, approximately 4,814 of Chester students attend one of Chester's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in Chester, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is Widener University-Main Campus. Approximately 54 students graduated in 2010 from Widener University-Main Campus with credentials in physical therapy.
A reported 54 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy in Chester in 2010. In 2009 tuition at physical therapy schools in Chester was $31,840 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
Many physical therapy graduates choose to work as physical therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chester, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 9,600 physical therapists in Pennsylvania, 2,750 were working in the greater Chester area. Chester's physical therapist workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Chester is $71,910 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.